SFF Announces Grantees for Bay Area Creative Corps Program

SFF Announces Grantees for Bay Area Creative Corps Program

Contact: Ling Woo Liu, lliu[at]sff.org

SFF Announces Grantees for Bay Area Creative Corps Program (BACC)   

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The San Francisco Foundation announces 29 grantees for the Bay Area Creative Corps Program (BACC), part of the foundation’s partnership with the California Arts Council’s (CAC) statewide initiative, the California Creative Corps (CCC). 

Backed by a one-time $60 million investment from the State of California General Fund, the foundation is one of 14 partners with the CAC that are creating programs for organizations for artists, creators, and cultural practitioners to advance equity and build a sustainable workforce. 

Bay Area Creative Corps is designed to address and solve complex challenges by amplifying and mobilizing the creative potential of changemakers, and by supporting the solutions that are developed for and by the communities that are most directly impacted. 

“Arts and culture are at the heart of our society in the Bay Area, yet those whom we call “Creative Changemakers” – artists, cultural practitioners, cultural strategists – are often met with a lack of support across organizations,” said Esailama G. Artry-Diouf, PhD, Associate Director of the Creative Corps at SFF. “In order to raise awareness around local communities, creative changemakers need to be an integral part of the work.” 

  1. 67 Sueños 
  2. A. Philip Randolph Institute San Francisco 
  3. Attitudinal Healing Connection 
  4. California Lawyers for the Arts 
  5. Chinese for Affirmative Action 
  6. City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs 
  7. Civic Design Studio 
  8. Creativity Explored 
  9. Cultural Odyssey 
  10. East Bay Center for the Performing Arts 
  12. Grown Women Dance Collective 
  13. Indigenous Healing Center 
  14. Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity 
  15. Monument Impact 
  16. Mosaic America 
  17. Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana 
  18. Nimbus Arts 
  19. North Bay Jobs with Justice 
  20. North Bay Organizing Project 
  21. Oakland Fund for Public Innovation 
  22. Oakland Rising 
  23. Puertas Abiertas Community Resource Center 
  24. Raizes Collective 
  25. Sarah Webster Fabio Center for Social Justice 
  26. School of Arts and Culture at MHP 
  27. Somos Mayfair 
  28. Suscol Intertribal Council 
  29. Youth vs Apocalypse 

BACC is aimed at advancing equity for artists and cultural practitioners by creating infrastructure development opportunities to increase and sustain the ways creative problem-solvers are engaged in public work. Arts and culture have the power to change minds, spark movements, and create a more just society for us all. We believe that with increased opportunities, resources, and collaboration, creative changemakers will lead the way to more equitable outcomes and a stronger workforce in the Bay Area, the State of California, and beyond. 

“Through BACC, we’re exploring how vital artists and cultural practitioners are mobilizing in our communities and curating our community stories towards systems change,” Artry-Diouf shared. “We see artists as both people and practitioners, who like everyone else, need affordable housing, economic viability and belonging. 


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The San Francisco Foundation is committed to a Bay Area where everyone can get a good job, live in a safe and affordable home, and exercise their political voice. The foundation advances its work through grantmaking, partnerships with donors, policy advocacy, and impact investing.